A Voyage Round My Father London Reviews and Tickets
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Enchanting, Dated
About the Show
Rupert Everett stars in John Mortimer’s autobiographical play about fathers & sons.
Growing up in the shadow of his brilliant father - an eccentric barrister who could hold his own in in-depth conversations spanning sex to Shakespeare - the son continually yearns for his father’s love and respect.
'A Voyage Round My Father' examines the relationship between a young man and his father, and introduces us to a world of hilarious eccentric characters.
BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett ('My Best Friend's Wedding', 'An Ideal Husband') leads in this new production of John Mortimer’s autobiographical play.
Former Director of the National Theatre, Richard Eyre, directs.
“It remains eminently watchable... but lacks the emotional intensity to become anything more, and its elements conspire to leave this story, this version of Englishness, far removed from our times.”
“A defiantly old-fashioned evening...The cast sometimes looks adrift on the large, starkly furnished stage, and I could have done without the thunderclap that accompanied the accident that cost the father his eyesight. The rest of the evening hummed away. With luck, it will shift into a higher gear as the tour continues.”
“Eyre’s production is customarily thoughtful and full of detailed cameos...Yet ultimately, it’s a very old-fashioned evening decked with a sprinkling of star quality but not landing it wisely.”
“...Richard Eyre’s production remains stubbornly flat and lifeless, failing to convince us of the necessity of spending two hours in the company of these characters...Even Everett can do nothing to prevent this drift towards listlessness.”